Illegal migrants near the coast of Tripoli, Libya

Migration: why Libya is the critical link in a deadly chain

Briefing Fri 19 Dec, AT 14:54

Most people trying to cross the Mediterranean without papers come through the lawless north African state of Libya

Lion

'Neo-Nazi' mauled by lions after jumping into cage

One-Minute Read Mon 8 Dec, AT 15:14

Spanish man dressed in military uniform was rescued by firefighters after climbing into the lion enclosure

Gay Rights

EU court bans 'gay tests' for asylum seekers

One-Minute Read Tue 2 Dec, AT 15:14

Refugees will longer be subjected to 'shockingly degrading tests' and questions in order to prove their sexuality

Columnist Andrea Vogt

Costa’s ‘Captain Coward’ faces the music – but why alone?

Tue 2 Dec, AT 08:52 Andrea Vogt

Lawyers for survivors and families of the dead want Concordia operators to bear responsibility too

Pope Francis

Pope Francis’s new frontiers: now he’s off to Turkey

Fri 28 Nov, AT 09:19 Andrea Vogt

His increasingly anxious minders cannot forget that it was a Turk who tried to assassinate John Paul II

David Cameron

Cameron: benefits must be cut for new EU workers

One-Minute Read Fri 28 Nov, AT 09:14

Prime Minister gives set-piece speech proposing reforms for European Union immigration rules

Animal rights groups call for ban on eating cats and dogs

One-Minute Read Wed 26 Nov, AT 13:15

Brigitte Bardot and other activists demand an end to cat casseroles and dog sausages in Switzerland

Pope Francis delivers a speech at the European Parliament

Pope Francis slams Europe as 'haggard' and 'aloof'

One-Minute Read Tue 25 Nov, AT 16:19

Europe is losing respect for human life and dignity, Pope Francis warns EU leaders

Leader of French far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen

Russia funds French National Front: is Moscow sowing European unrest?

One-Minute Read Tue 25 Nov, AT 11:29

Russia has also reportedly lent money to Greece’s neofascist Golden Dawn, Italy’s Northern League and other anti-Europe parties

Hospital bed

Polish woman who woke up in morgue recovering at home

One-Minute Read Fri 14 Nov, AT 14:17

Janina Kolkiewicz, 91, spent 11 hours in cold storage after her family doctor declared her dead

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